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Weekend at Summer Exposure in Gambrills, MD (6/18 – 6/19 2011)

Posted by Barry Marenberg on June 22, 2011


This past weekend  Zander’s Building Blocks Lacrosse (BBL) Elite 2017 team played in the Hogan Lax Summer Exposure Tournament.  This was my first time at a Maryland tournament.  It was a fantastic experience.  Z’s team – playing together competitively for the first time – was fantastic.  Sure, they had their ups and their downs but there were MANY more ups than down.

They played 3 games on Saturday and went 2-1 with two big wins (over NoVa West Venom and  Morristown Elite) and one very close loss against one of the best teams in the tournament (Virginia Lacrosse Club Mohicans).  On Sunday we were the third seed and won our first game (vs. Big Dog Lax) by the score of 12-4 but then lost in the semi-final game to the Baltimore Breakers.  Sure we were all upset but overall it was an incredibly successful weekend.  All the players bonded in a big way and had a great deal of fun.  Our final game on Saturday was a 8pm in the increasing darkness of the evening.  As we ended the game, the players could barely see the ball anymore.  The parents also got along great and we all participated in some great tailgating on Saturday and Sunday.

Unlike the Spring lacrosse season when the teams are comprised of players having a wide disparity of skill levels, the summer elite teams are typically all “A” level players.  The ball stays in the air much more than it does in the Spring season games and the ball and players move constantly and play much more aggressively.  As a Coach, its extremely enjoyable to be on the “other side” of the field as a spectator.  I really enjoy watching my son and all his teammates being coached by others and excelling on the field.  Z’s BBL Elite 2017 team is solid from top to bottom.  There are no weak spots on the roster.

To my new players who started playing lax this Spring, if you are serious about the sport, I highly encourage you to try out for a Summer team for next Summer.  It’s an amazing experience (for parents too!) and you come away a vastly improved player.

Zander and his BBL Elite 2017 team is off to the Summer Slam Tournament in West Chester, PA is this weekend.  Look for a report after the weekend.

See you on the field!
– Coach B

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